Social work is a valued profession, and one in which you are empowered to give back to society and to help so many lives. Social workers maintain a critical role in the enhancement of society as they support communities and individuals to discover answers to life's challenges. Social Workers help individuals, children or families if they are having problems being productive and stable in their own lives. A career as a social worker can be quite fulfilling.

To become a licensed clinical social worker in North Dakota one must obtain the North Dakota required education levels, fieldwork experience or clinical hours and possibly satisfy several other administrative requirements.

When considering a career as a licensed clinical social worker in North Dakota, and evaluating potential educational programs, you should enroll at a CSWE accredited program. Depending on the job, North Dakota may require that candidates have a degree from CSWE accredited MSW program.

An example accredited social work program by the CSWE is the Online Masters of Social Work at Tulane University which has trained social workers since 1914. Tulane University's MSW program helps prepare students to pass their clinical exams (84%) as well as their Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) exams (81%). Visit their site to learn more about Tulane University and their online Master of Social Work program. The average North Dakota licensed clinical social worker salary is $54,239. For those individuals who've gone on to obtain a master's degree in social work, the average salary is $59,774.

The job growth rate for social workers in North Dakota is expected to grow by 15 percent by 2026. Currently, there are 1564 open positions in North Dakota for social workers. In fact, the following health centers are currently recruiting to hire social workers, with a preference for those with a masters degree, or concurrently enrolled in a masters program.

  • Sanford Health
  • Registered Nurse
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • St Alexius Medical Center
  • Trinity Health

When considering a masters level education to become a licensed clinical social worker in North Dakota, or to advance your career as a North Dakota social worker, you should investigate the details of respective programs. For example, most programs include a core of general courses, yet vary tremendously in how they prepare students for various advanced practice roles. Find a school to get started on your journey to becoming a licensed clinical social worker in North Dakota.

Nedda Gilbert

Ms. Gilbert is a certified social worker and 30 year educational consultant with an interest in helping college-bound and graduate school students manage the process and stress of admissions effectively. She is one of the senior founding managers of the Princeton Review Test Preparation Company, and the author of The Princeton Review Guide to the Best Business Schools and another book, Business School Essays that Made a Difference (Random House). She is a guest contributor to Forbes Magazine on college and college life. Ms. Gilbert is also certified as a collaborative family law professional in New Jersey. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MS from Columbia University.